I think it's important to remember that it wasn't just Jews killed in camps, but HUMAN BEINGS. Individuals and not just masses, each with a story, hopes, fears. This is a really moving photo.wise_whywolf 08/05/2013
While sickening and sad, I think it's good for people to see things like this. A sobering reminder of this part of humanity, thanks for sharing, op.moramarc 08/05/2013
It looks like there's many layers of scratches.
Why didn't they paint the walls so as to not alarm the new batch?
Edit: I know, guys, "herp derp they all gonna die don't matter" or "Nazi don't give a fuck" but in actuality the camp administrators went to great lengths to maintain the illusion that it really was just a shower, because that way their prisoners went willingly. The prisoners ...Anomander 08/05/2013
This just made me real depressed thanks for that. On side note my parents took me to Europe for the Summer when I was 4 years old, and one of the only things I remember from that entire trip to was Auschwitz, and the ovens they had for cremating adults and then one right next to it for cremating children. I am 28 years old now and I still remember those ovens clearly to this day. Pretty ...fishbummin27514 08/05/2013
Animals killed in gas chambers in so-called "shelters" also do damage at times in their panic to escape.orv54 08/05/2013
could you imagine not only dealing with the crippling agony of the gas slowly killing you, but the also the noise of people scratching their nails on the walls? shudderBoseth 08/05/2013
This is fake, gas chambers were never used to kill people at Auschwitz, they were used to delouse mattresses etc, a fake gas chamber was made after the war for propaganda reasons. Several scholars (including Jewish ones) studied the site very carefully and found no evidence of mass gassing. The victims are real but they were worked and starved to death or executed with guns, the reason you see ...Meltypants 08/05/2013
It blows my mind how they tried to deny that the holocaust even happened. Just a sad attempt to save facesrm97 08/05/2013
I get that people weren't happy about dying and stuff but there's no call for scratching a perfectly good wall.BeastmanBob 08/05/2013
Well, there's my full-body shudder for the day. Ghod, what horrifying shit people can inflict upon one another when someone in power says that it's the right thing to do.lizardfool 08/05/2013
Fuck, I was just in that room TODAY and I didn't see this. Freaks me out to think I missed that.jonsayer 08/05/2013
Mohs hardness of finger nails: 2.5 Mohs hardness of concrete: 8.5 These people were superhuman and we killed them off because they had Wolverine claws. Sad day :(Dreuh2001 08/05/2013
All I hear are nails on a chalkboard and deafening screams, then absolute silence.Squalor- 08/05/2013